Do artistic gifts in general derive from the Holy Spirit? This article discusses this question through the lens of Exodus 31:3 and its mention of Bezalel and Oholiab, as well as through commentary from especially John Calvin. The author makes a specific application to liturgics, where the relationship between church and art calls for our attention.
This article discusses the active obedience of Christ, as a vital part of his work of salvation. It first investigates the confessional development of this doctrine, then considers the scriptural basis for the doctrine, and finally discusses the question whether this doctrine is compatible with an emphasis on believers' covenant obedience.
In more recent discussions on faith and science, Isaiah 28:22-29 has played a role, in that the instruction God gives to the farmer is understood as general revelation. This article explores the meaning of the passage, and concludes that it ought to be read in a literal sense.
This article is about the human nature of Jesus Christ, and the comprehensive knowledge Jesus had about his task and the future of this world. But there were also things that he had to learn and did not know. This article looks at the question: How much did Jesus Christ know?
Is it a serious issue that the virgin birth is only mentioned explicitly in two of the four Gospels? This article considers why this great miracle is not mentioned by Mark and John, or for that matter by the apostle Paul.
This article is about drugs. How do we evaluate drugs as Christians? The article also looks at different kind of drugs: drugs as stimulants, depressants, opiates, hallucinogens, solvents and inhalants and also marijuana.